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Healthier Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Some easy tricks to making healthier pulled pork sandwiches include using a leaner cut of meat, choosing a lower-calorie barbecue sauce, and serving your sandwiches with smaller buns and a lower-fat coleslaw. To top it all off, this recipe is made in the slow cooker, so it doesn't get easier than this!"
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6 h 20 m servings 351
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Put onion in a 4-quart slow cooker; top with pork. Stir chili powder, paprika, cumin, chipotle pepper, black pepper, and dry mustard together in a small bowl; sprinkle over pork. Pour water over pork. Cook, covered, on Low until pork is very tender, about 6 hours.
  2. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return pork to juices in the cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce.
  3. Spoon 1/3 cup pork evenly onto each bun bottom; top each with 1/2 cup slaw and top bun.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • We chose to top the pork with a red cabbage version of our Bright Idea Slaw: First mix 2 cups shredded cabbage with 2 cups matchstick-cut green apples and 2 tablespoons green onions. Whisk together 1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in another bowl. Add to vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Makes 6 half-cup servings.
  • If you don't like vinegar-based sauces, try Annie's™ Organic Original BBQ Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 351 calories; 8.5 49.7 17.9 40 517 Full nutrition

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Hello--I followed the recipe, including the quantities and measurements. The only thing different for me was that I have a 7-qt. crockpot (?!). I realize that, using a larger unit means a hotte...

Did it on grill to get natural smoke on it without the chopped pieces